Training

KYVL tries to provide live, online training on both the KYVL website and our research databases several times a year. This training is free to all KYVL members. All scheduled training sessions will be posted on this page and an announcement will be sent to the KYVL-News listserv.

If you would like to join the KYVL-News listserv to receive announcements about future training, please send your request via our Ask a Question form in the KYVL Help Center

Current Training Schedule

LearningExpress Library for KYVL - Summer 2014

Join us for a tour of LearningExpress Library; the interactive, online-learning platform that provides the most comprehensive selection of resources for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation and career advancement. You will quickly learn how to navigate our website and educate patrons about the wealth of resources available to them.You may register for sessions at: https://student.gototraining.com/2mj37/catalog/881935128462081280

Sessions are provided as follows:

Tuesday July 8, 2014 11:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT for K-12 Libraries

Thursday July 10, 2014 10:00 AM-11:00 AM EDT for Public Libraries

Monday July 21, 2014 2:00 PM-3:00PM EDT for Public Libraries

Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EDT for Academic and Special Libraries

Friday July 25, 2014 10:00 AM-11:00 AM EDT for Academic and Special Libraries.

Friday September 5, 2014 11:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT for K-12 Libraries

EBSCO Online Sessions for KYVL - Summer 2014

Focus: K-12 Educators and Librarians Monday, June 30 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM, EDT To Register Click Here

In this session we’ll explore the Academic Search Complete database, new to KYVL’s resources. We’ll explore the content for Professional Development specifically for educators in K-12. ASC has over 9,100 full-text journals. Key features and functionality of EBSCOhost will also be explored in this one-hour workshop along with the EBSCO Support Site offering handouts and help sheets for both students and teachers.

Focus: Academic Librarians and Staff Tuesday, July 1 @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM, EDT To Register Click Here

In this session we’ll explore the Academic Search Complete database, new to KYVL’s resources. We’ll explore the content for Academic topics and research. This comprehensive database has over 9.100 full-text journals. Advanced features and functionality of EBSCOhost will also be explored in this one-hour workshop along with tips for instruction.

Focus: Special Librarians and Staff Tuesday, July 1 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM, EDT To Register Click Here

In this session we’ll explore the Academic Search Complete database, new to KYVL’s resources. We’ll explore the content with specific search examples for business and other special interests. This comprehensive database has over 9.100 full-text journals. The advanced features and functionality of EBSCOhost will also be explored in this one-hour workshop. Search requests and questions will be encouraged throughout the session.

Focus: Public Librarians and Staff Wednesday, July 2 @ 11:00 AM – Noon, EDT To Register Click Here

In this session we’ll explore the Academic Search Complete database, new to KYVL’s resources. We’ll explore the content with specific search examples of interest to public library reference. This comprehensive database has over 9.100 full-text journals. The EBSCO Support Site will also be introduced to assist librarians in finding tutorials, help sheets, training guides and marketing tools. Search requests and questions will be encouraged throughout the session.

Past Training Sessions

See below for a list of past training sessions.

Britannica Digital Learning Products

Introduction to the wealth of products in this libray.

  • Britannia School
  • Spanish Reference Center
  • Annals of America and World Data Analyst
  • Online Academic Edition
  • Britannica School
  • Britannica Library
  • Spanish Reference Center
  • Annals of America
  • World Data Analyst

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    Best of MasterFile and EBSCOhost

    MasterFile Premier in the EBSCOhost interface is designed specifically for public libraries reference work. This database contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals, 500+ reference books, a huge image collection, and much more. Questions will be welcomed throughout the session. A brief look at the EBSCO Support Site (http://support.ebsco.com) will also be presented to show tutorials, marketing tools, trainer guides, and much more!

    Business Resources including BSI and Small Business Interfaces

    Learning about the content in EBSCO Business Search Premier and Regional Business News makes answering business-related reference questions all the easier. Join the session to learn more about company profiles and SWOT analysis, industry profiles, journal alerts and much more! We’ll be working in the Business Searching Interface and Small Business Reference Center, great for the entrepreneur and anyone exploring the basics of business and business planning. 

    Curriculum Integration and Common Core

    EBSCO student interfaces helpful resources for use in the library and from home!  This workshop will demonstrate the features of the studentinterfaceswith curriculum integration. Also included are materials for teachers in the Professional Development CollectionEach session includes free resources from the EBSCO Customer Support Site including scavenger hunts, best practices and tutorials. Questions will be welcomed throughout the session! 

    EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

    This session explores searching in all of a library’s resources from a single search box – EDS! We will look at the features and functionality of what it is and how it works! We will also explore the EDS Support Center to show customization features and promotional materials to roll it iout for your research community.

    Features and Functionality of EBSCOhost

    This workshop emphasizes searching in EBSCOhost and demonstrating the features and functionality of the EBSCOhost interface, including how to narrow and expand your searches, how to set up personal folders and custom folders, journal and subject alerts, search history, note taking and citation features. 

    NoveList for Readers’ Advisory

    In this session we’ll explore NoveList for Readers’ Advisory. Helping patrons find series in reading order, author and title read-alikes and reading lists is just a few of the features in this training session. Be prepared to walk away from this session ready and excited to use NoveList with your staff and patrons! 

    Overview of Business Resources

    Small Business Reference Center is great for the entrepreneur and anyone exploring the basics of business and business planning. From writing a business plan to starting a business and managing employees, you’ll find important and useful information in this resource. Learning about the content in EBSCO Business Search Premier and Regional Business News makes answering business-related reference questions all the easier. Join the session to learn more about company profiles and SWOT analysis, industry profiles, journal alerts and much more!

    Teaching with Books in NoveList and an Introduction to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

    In this session we’ll explore NoveList and Teaching with Books. NoveList for Readers’ Advisory helps match the students’ interests and tasks with fictional titles that can be searched by Lexile reading levels.

     

    On-Site Training and Conference Appearences

    KYVL frequently presents at library association conferences and as part of professional development programs statewide. We have also done on-site training for librarians, staff and educators at individual schools and institutions. Our availability for all on-site training is determined on a case-by-case basis depending on KYVL staff schedules and budgetary constraints. If you are interested in having a KYVL staff member speak at your library or conference, please send your request via our Ask a Question form in the KYVL Help Center.

    Training Offered through Our Vendors

    KYVL members can pursue training opportunities with our database vendors independantly. Our vendors offer training in a variety of formats. Please visit their training sites below for more information:

    EBSCOhost - Request Training

    ProQuest Training Courses

    Grolier Online WebEx Schedule (GO University)


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